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in las vegas, alexis wineman, miss montana, beaming like the others as they compete for the crown. but hers is a journey unlike any other. the little girl with the big smile but hiding underneath it, a giant hurdle. >> we knew for a long time there was something wrong, we just didn't know what it was. >> reporter: the little girl unable to relate to other children at school. the unexplained tantrums. the hours spent alone. she had autism but her parents and teachers didn't know it. one teacher saying, i don't get paid enough to handle this. no one talked about it in her small montana town. she wasn't diagnosed until she was 11 and no one thought she would ever make it here. at 18, alexis defied the odds. the first contestant with autism to compete in miss america. so you've had a little practice? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: and for the talent portion she plans a stand-up act. this is where you have to be funny up there. >> yes. i'm always funny up there. >> reporter: the same little girl who will tell you she never got the jokes. how did you know you were funny? >> i use it to deal w
creek parkway at p street northwest. traffic has been diverted to k street northwest. >>> alexis davis in for danella this morning. thank you. >>> a stabbing hours into the new year. it happened near talbert street and martin luther king boulevard southeast. two women traveling together were attacked. one was stabbed, the other beaten. the suspect ran and ran off the bus. the victims suffered serious injuries. no word on the motive or the search for a suspect. >>> also new this morning, police are investigating a seven-car crash in northeast d.c. the chain reaction crash happened along new york avenue near blade ens burglary road around 1:30. five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. police are still trying to figure out what caused the crash. new york avenue was shut down in both directions as a precaution. it has since reopened. >>> 4:33 is our time right now. today is the day many couples in maryland have been waiting for. same-sex marriage became legal at the stroke of midnight and it's exactly how some couples decided to bring in the new year of the annapolis wed
or plan on some massive, massive backups. now for more on traffic, we're going to send it to alexis davies in for danella. >> reporter: thank you, tony. that's right. major delays there, two southbound lanes closed on wisconsin avenue between cumberland avenue and dorsett avenue. going to be there a while. make sure you give yourself extra time as you travel down wisconsin this morning. also, another accident, 16th street at east/west highway. involving an overturned suv, all of the lanes are blocked now. we're still getting information on direction there. do be cautious as you approach 16th street at east/west highway. here's a live look at the video. police are on the scene. the car is still on its side. so use caution as you approach. elsewhere, anybody northbound in the hov lane, mile marker 165, an accident blocking the left lane. be careful as you travel northbound on 95. eun? >> thank you. >>> it is the kind of morning you will want to let the car warm up a bit. temperature in the 20s across our area. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein now with the forecast. good morning. >>> go
evening planner. alexis davies in for danella. good morning. >> good morning, tom. look at the roadways. still light volume traveling on the beltway of the we have a couple of accidents we're dealing with. northbound rock creek parkway at p street northwest. there was an accident there blocking the northbound side. all northbound traffic is being diverted on to k street northwest. another accident on the ramp to 95 northbound at fairfax county parkway. it is a one-car accident. it looks like police are on the scene to clear that accident out of way. erika? >> thanks so much. we're following breaking news this morning. the senate passed a plan overnight limiting the damage from falling off the fiscal cliff. that vote came just two hours after the new year began. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning, megan. what can you tell us? >> well, good morning. i can tell you that these negotiations went late into the night and right around 2:00 a.m., two hours after the deadline for the fiscal cliff, the senate approved a measure that would block across the boa
of "the wall street journal," james kitfield of "national journal," alexis simendinger of real clear politics, and christi parsons of tribune newspapers. >> award winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for washington week is provided by >> we know why we're here. to connect our forces to what they need when they need it. >> to help troops see danger before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together to support and protect all who serve. >> that's why we're here. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator, gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. this week we got a peek at the obama administration's second-term priorities, at home a
expect quite a bit. >> thank you so much from new york. alexis wineman grew up knowing she was not like other kids, but not until she turned 11 she found out why. the story of this girl who did not let her disorder get in the way of her dreams. >> miss montana surrounded by 50 other beauty queens on stage. all hoping to become miss america. for most of her early life. alexis wineman spent time alone. >> i was very quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i didn't have any friends. >> her parents knew there was something wrong, but the small town didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at the age of 11 after years and years of searching for answers, a doctor put a name to wineman's condition. pervasive development disorder, a mild form of autism. >> children with autism are very intelligent, but very quiet and socially awkward and don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically they don't become beauty queens either, but one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i longed to accept myse
history. miss montana, alexis, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >>> another contestant has made a difficult decision, miss district of columbia, alex rose, plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the competition whether she wins or loses. she's taking action to prevent breast kansas which are claimed the lives of her mother, grandmother, ain't and great-aunt. her mom was diagnosed in 2007. the competition is tonight at 9:00 right here on abc7. >>> well, tomorrow expect some bar
history. miss montana, alexis wineman, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >> you can see how she does in the 2013 miss america competition tonight at nine right here on abc7. something else you can expect. tomorrow some bart riders will be a bit underdressed as in they will not be wearing any pants. organizers improv everywhere have declared tomorrow to be the day for the twelfth annual no pants subway ride. the no pants party starts boarding around noon with a group photo planned
announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> hello from new york. i'm chris hayes here with alexis goldsteen, neil borofsky, stephanie kelton, professor of economics at the university of missouri kansas city and joe wisenthal. in the wake of the news of tim geithner's departure to be replaced with jack lu, we're talking about the geithner legacy. and because i think when you look at the first term, he's, i think it's hard to argue anyone was a more influential cabinet member. you know, the signature things that happened particularly in the midst of the crisis have been shepherded by tim geithner, he lasted all four years. they say he was incredibly successful -- incredibly influential. we're talking about his legacy. one of the things we said before break is this argument about the bailouts and the cost. the idea that, you know, people throw around the $700 billion figure which is a huge eye popping number and then the argument on the other side that time geithner will say taxpayers made money on the bailout. or you basically just said that. and neil, you have an issue with that. >
schwartzman. now i'd like to recognize alexis herman. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. and i am so very pleased to announce after yesterday's glorious inauguration and perhaps a late-night celebration that 317 democratic national committee members have registered in person for this meeting, and where 47, for a total 364 out of 460 members. so yes, madam chair, our democratic national committee is here at it is about our president. take back the house, elected democrats at every level of government and fight for our values for 100% of the american people. thank you. thank you, madam chair. [applause] >> thank you, secretary. the next item on the committee's agenda is the report from the credentials committee. i'd like to recognize co-chairs to give us an update on this. >> in a. >> thank you, madam chair. on the have of the rest of the potential committee we are honored to present our report. >> the credentials committee received a challenge to the election of dnc members from the state of georgia, and a challenge to the election process used in the election of dnc memb
coming up. then meet miss montana, alexis wineman could be the next miss america and she's the first ever diagnosed with autism to compete. stick around hamburger helper can help you back. and with box tops for education on every box, it helps you help your school. so you're doing good, just by making dinner. hamburger helper. available at walmart. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. >> brian: now your news by the numbers. 40%. that's how much health premiums could go up for people between the age of 21 to 29. in 2014. you hear that, gretchen? the concern, according to a new study, is because an influx of relatively healthy people will tip the balance away from those who the media helps immediate. next, tenth place. matt damon's movie ends up in tenth place. it made 4 million bucks in its opening weekend. 15%. that's how much more you'll have to pay for this new anheuser-busch beer called black crown. it will be stronger a
is broken. policies are making it worse. >> does anyone think alexi can create jobs? look at his record of economic failure. >> 28 years of barbara boxer and america is going broke. >> the results were largely successful for them. the chamber helped elect candidates like marco rubio and kelly in the senate. although big money efforts to unseat some senators, like barbara boxer and michael bennett did fall short. both sides sought to repair relations. tom donahue said he was willing to work, and the president extended an olive branch when he went to the chamber in february of 2011. >> maybe if we had had brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. but i'm going to make up for it. for all the disagreements, tom, we may have sometimes on issues, i know you love this country. i know you want america to succeed just as badly as i do. >> once again, however, it seemed to be one step forward and one step back. the two sides battled over taxes, spending and the budget throughout 2011 and 2012. the chamber accused the president of trying to kill j
of privacy and conspiracy. both he and alexis wright have pleaded not guilty. >> reporter: did you pay for sex with alexis wright? >> no. >> reporter: did you help her promote prostitution. >> i certainly did not. >> reporter: did you invade privacy of the 150 or so johns on the list? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: here in his lawyer's office, the piles of evidence, the infamous dvds threatened strong with years behind bars. >> i have been harassed. i have received threatening phone calls threatening my life. >> reporter: investigators say strong worked with the 30-year-old alexis wright to sell sex, running license plates of clients and receiving hours of video of her encounters. >> reporter: so you don't have any knowledge of any of the detailed ledgers and records? >> that's not what he's saying. he's saying he's not going to talk about it. >> reporter: despite the potential jail time, strong isn't resentful. >> reporter: you're not angry at alexis? >> no. >> reporter: angry at your self? >> i could let myself be angry but i have to move on. >> reporter: the 57-year-old said he didn
made. joining me now is dr. alexis pal per rin. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> how are things at your e.r.? >> crowded. it's a mess, we've gotten to the point where we're handing out masks when people come in with any kind of could have or fever or body ache. >> you said the hallways are lined and we've seen that in other hospitals across country. >> we don't have room in the waiting room. >> are people coming in who shouldn't be in the e.r.? >> if you're starting to get flu symptoms, don't come to the e.r., go to your primary doctor. if it's early in the course and you do test positive, they can give you tam iflu. if you're having flu symptoms, the e.r. is not best place for you. there are a lot sick patients and people that can catch the flu from you and can give you whatever they have. it's not the best place for people starting to get sick. >> the vast majority of people who get this vaccine will not get the flu but there are a minority, i hope it's okay for me to say this, who get immunized and get sick anyway. you were one of them. >> yes, i was. >> without getting into
life, alexis wineman spent her time alone. >> i was very quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there was something wrong, but their small town of cutbank, montana, didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at age 11, after years and years of searching for answers, a doctor finally put a name to her condition -- pervasive development disorder. a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent. but very quiet. socially awkward, and they don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically they don't end up becoming beauty queens either. but wineman says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i longed to really accept myself and my autism. and i realized that my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> she entered the miss montana pageants as a way to prove to herself she could do anything she set her mind to. >> i fell in love with the program. good thing, too, because i won. i wasn'
of alexis de tocqueville. the tocqueville wrote democracy in america two generations after the american founding. two generations after madison identified the tyranny of the majority as the distinctively worse political outcome the democracy could produce to feed the tocqueville, however, had a different answer than that ascended to the question of what kind of despotism space nations have to fear. his warming is justly famous and more pertinent now than ever. this despotism that will lead to tocqueville what he say was mild than the traditional despotisms but coming in here i put them at length the modern despotism leave men without granting them. it is absolute, detailed, regular, farsi and my old. it would resemble paternal power if like that and have for its object to prepare men for manhood but on the contrary it seems only to keep them fixed. it willingly works for their happiness but it wants to be the unique agent and sole arbiter of the happiness. it provides for their security and for their needs, facilitates the pleasures, conductor principal fares, directs their industries,
with this woman, alexis wright, of running a prostitution studio with a cover-up of a zumba class. and a deadly brawl in brooklyn. the 24-year-old was being escorted from a holding cell to a bathroom and police said he shoved the officer and ran away. it is not clear whether he was handcuffed or how he got out of the station. in florida, orlando police need some help finding a man missing since monday. they say the 47-year-old has mental health issues. arthel: new information on the nationwide flu outbreak. the centers for disease control and prevention just releasing the numbers showing how hard the flu is heading now and who is most at risk. elizabeth is live in atlanta. i just got a text for my 28-year-old cousin was a teacher in los angeles and she said she's back in urgent care. so this thing is definite is still on the rise, right? yes, this remains one of the worst flu seasons that we have seen so far. the cdc reporting a more pediatric deaths this week, bringing the total up to 37 deaths as far as pediatric cases are concerned. nationally speaking, cases are leveling off, but we are sti
to meet our obligations. that's not who we are. major, then alexis. >> as you noted, jay, the situation in algeria is very fluid and you are trying to discern fact from fiction. once that process is finished, does the president intend to communicate with the country about what he knows and what has happened? >> well, i think -- i have no scheduling announcements to make on behalf of the president, and i think we're focused now on finding out and seeking clarity about the events in algeria. and once we know more and once we have more that we can convey to you, we'll make assessments based on that. >> does the white house believe that there is something at work in mali or algeria that is moving or shifting in a way that's maybe catching the american public's attention for the first time? threat patterns? different areas of conflict? an aggressiveness on al qaeda or affiliates that needs perhaps more communication with the american public, a greater sense of what's actually going on here? >> we here in the white house and throughout the administration are intensely focused on al qaeda and
is a student in montclair, new jersey. caller: good morning. alexis a professor of -- i would like to say to professor gee. [laughter] i am sorry, -- '08. [laughter] i am sorry, that was an inside joke. i have a difficult time getting my mind wrapped around this idea that it is now here in new jersey were i mr. and is now about $18,000 a year. -- where i am a student is now .bout $18,000 a year towar when you look at models like what mit is doing and some of these other online learning platforms, do you think that maybe the days of the large, centralized university, those days are numbered? do you think there is a place in the academic process for those kinds of platforms, and whether it ought to be looking at accreditation for those kinds of learning experiences -- we ough cokiet to be looking -- we ought to be looking at accreditation for those kinds of learning experiences? maybe students can test out clauses based on their academic -- of classes based on their academic experience, an increase graduation rates. ease graduationras rates. now i am finishing up my degree in computer scien
a organization and speaks out denies knowing about the so-called brothel run by alexis wright, but admits to co-signing a loan. >> never became romantic. we did have intimate moments, but it's not what i would consider romantic. >> and i'm confused about the difference. >> want to explain. >> when it involves money. >> brian: i'm going to reread my issue of glamour and find out if there is with a difference. >> alisyn: her alleged client list 150 men, some well-known around town and those are your headlines. >> steve: okay, not too long ago out in mt. carmel, pennsylvania, we'll tell you a little how a girl was talking to another girl while waiting for the bus and involved a hello kitty paint gun. >> alisyn: bubble gun. >> steve: you're not going to believe what happened to the kid. >> alisyn: they were five years old. >> they were five. >> alisyn: more on that and also, who can forget this moment? >> ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> alisyn: and on this inaugural weekend we'll take a look back at some of the most memorable speeches given by past
if an extortion plot was in the works. >> why would alexis wright need cam corders, stacks of hard drives and countless lists about her clients that investigators say detailed who, what, when and how much? three months later the question of why is still hanging over the town of kennebunk. beth mclean writes about what everyone has been talking about. extortion. >> why would anyone do this unless there was going to be some grand attempt at extortion down the road. but in truth, no one really knows. >> reporter: no one knows, but the town is certainly speculating. >> all my gut instincts say this is some type of extortion situation that has been set up. but again, i don't have all of the facts. >> reporter: so far about a third of the nearly 200 alleged so-called johns in the case have been identified. gary pullman represents ten of them. >> their whole lives have been turned upside down, and i don't think that's fair. >> reporter: wright was running a one-woman brothel out of a dance studio with her lover, gary strong. both are being charged with violation of privacy and conspiracy. both h
'm here with alexis from new york. >> do you pick out anywhere in the world, where would it be? >> you know, i went to one of the most beautiful places on earth that i have ever seen before. they're called the maldives. you go to dubai. it's way in the middle of nowhere, but it's the most beautiful -- >> a long way. >> it's the most beautiful islands you have err seen. the water is blue. i loved it. >> that's my favorite spot. >> i didn't understand. any place i have never been before? >> yeah. any place -- if you can go anywhere in the world that you haven't been before, where would you go? >> i would like to go to australia. have i never been, and i have never met an aussie i didn't love. >> no kidding. >> we got to run, sweetie. good enough for hugh jackman, it's good fluff for me. >> beauty can be skin deep. this is that segment where they -- kathie lee and i are going to tell you how you can look seven years younger. >> wear going to have you stepping out in style with the hottest fashion trends in the new year. >> how to throw the ultimate golden globe party. miss, this seat's av
. in particular, we welcome his eminence metropolitan alexis. and one who was not able to be with us today, he joins us with his prayers as the metropolitan of boston. welcome, brothers. whathank you for being here. [applause] let us pray. oh god, our creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. help us to cherish our children and to reverence the privilege of participating in the gift of bringing human life into the world. may all people live and die with dignity and love, always assisted by our care, concern, and compassion. let's all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. in light in the hearts and minds of do not recognize the sanctity and dignity of each and every moment of life and help them to gain new awareness and respect for these sacred gifts. let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity, and morality as we go forth to carry out the mission that has been given to us by christ, our lord. now, i invite the orthodox bishops to intone their song, "memory eternal" praying for nellie gray. the founder of the march for life. >>
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